Education / Classes


Winter Classes at Chestnut Center

Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Jason Cole
Wednesdays January 23- March 6 from 6-8pm
Class Fee $90, Materials Fee $15
Whether you have a knack for drawing or are still trying to figure it out, Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing will help you better capture the likeness and form of the human head. The class is designed for all levels of artists. The earlier sessions of the course will focus on learning to better see the structure of the human head through the use of graphite. Later sessions will switch to drawing with charcoal with the goal of having the students complete a final portrait from their own photo. Students are expected to have their own sketch books and pencils.

The Art of Sequential Story Telling or Comic Book Drawing
Instructor: Jason Cole
Thursdays January 24- March 7 from 6-8pm
Class Fee $90, Materials Fee $10
Sequential Story Telling is the art of combining words and pictures. For some this means children’s books. For others, it could be comic books or graphic novels. In this class students focus on re-imagining characters from classic fairy tales. As the course progresses, students start to visualize the world in which those characters live. Story telling theories are explored through various drawing and sketching techniques with graphite and markers.

Mudslingers: A Clay Experience
Instructor: Marty Yohn
Thursdays January 24 – March 7 from 6-8:30pm
Class Fee $90, Materials Fee $50 (includes 25lb of clay and glazes)
Mudslingers is a free form class for beginner and intermediate students of pottery and ceramics. The class covers the proper use of studio tools, equipment, and materials. Early projects focus on slab constructions, coil building and combined techniques. Later, the course will introduce students to wheel throwing and theories and principles of glazing.


Making Music Together

Fun Music Sessions for Pre-School children with a Parent/Grandparent.  For ages 6 months to 4 years old.  The winter series will begin on Jan. 14, 2019.  All classes are for 30 min and run for 7 weeks.  Choose Monday or Thursday mornings.

8:30-9:00 My First Year

9:15-9:45 I'm Two

10:00-10:30 I'm Three

10:45-11:15 - I'm Four (Mondays Only)

To get more information go to www.makingmusic2gether.net, Facebook or You Tube at Makingmusic2gether, to register go to www.eventbrite.com/e/making-music-together-winter-sessions-tickets-47556521837


Cork and Canvas

A fun-filled evening for a group of individuals to create a masterpiece paired with delightful delicacies. 

*By appointment only.
Cost: $35 per person (includes supplies, light hors d'oeuvre and refreshments)


Cork and Clay

A fun-filled evening for a group of individuals to create a masterpiece paired with delightful delicacies. 

*By appointment only.
Cost: $45 per person (includes supplies, light hors d'oeuvre and refreshments)


Birthday Parties: Un-wrap your CREATIVITY!

Plan an artistic and fun birthday party at Chestnut Center for the Arts! We will work with you to create a fun and artistic party for your little Picasso!

*By appointment only.
Cost: $15 per person for a 2 hour party where we supply the room, instructor and all the materials to create your masterpiece!